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    Northern Lights Enterprises, Inc., a ZIPPO Company, is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, salaried, and hybrid remote employment opportunity as a Purchaser- responsible for handling all purchasing, accounting, and freight logistics for domestic raw materials, import raw materials, and import finished goods.

    What you’ll do:

    • Import Banking Information – receives and enters all import vendor banking information into D365
    • Set up new vendors in D365 – generate a new vendor code and a new Purchase Order Code, receive all new vendor information via email
    • Negotiate terms, quotes, production schedules and lead times with vendors
    • Re-quote of existing product based on quantities on a regular basis
    • Enter all purchase orders – take all information from Order Sheet that has been approved and place purchase orders utilizing specific notes from Product Development; revise purchase orders as needed, including all notes; adjusting dates as production needs; monitor completion of goods for timely shipping
    • Import Vendor Invoices – receive and maintain all import vendor invoices and a packing list; confirm all are correct and agree with the purchase order; enter all invoices on vendor invoice due form for accounting purposes
    • Maintain and regularly update all vendor contracts and files
    • Receive all overseas products into D365
    • Request all vendor production statuses weekly
    • Quote sea, air, or rail freight and negotiate costs, fees, routes, ready dates, and timelines to establish container bookings
    • Container planning – efficiently pack containers and provide updates on movements
    • Communicate with freight forwarders and customs brokers as needed
    • Monitor status of all inbound shipments in route, work closely with forwarders & NLC warehouse to schedule container deliveries
    • Follow purchase orders with continuous documentation and updates on timelines of product shipping on time from factory, factory to port, leaving port, port to NLC in D365/
      • Must report all delays to all parties as needed – Daily updates may be required
    • Be accountable and ensure ship dates do not get missed
      • Work with dept managers to communicate and account for deviations in the plan
      • Coordinate efforts with suppliers
    • Invoicing – maintain and submit all forwarder invoicing per container
    • Maintain daily the Imported Product Shipping Schedule (IPSS) and distribute information
    • Maintain product tariff code spreadsheet and provide to brokers and forwarders as requested.
    • Specification Sheets – Submit to vendor with purchase order once received from the Quality Department
    • Handling all carton markings, master carton bar codes, inner bar codes, all collateral materials, product UPC labels, etc. Test all UPC bar codes for accuracy and functionality
    • Update in real time
    • Other duties as assigned


    What you’ll need:

    • BA degree or 3 years work related experience
    • Office experience required - Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite
    • Project management skills required – must learn project management system
    • Purchasing experience preferred – must learn D365 enterprise management system
    • Import Logistics experience preferred
    • Detail-oriented, thorough, and highly organized character
    • Professional, career-oriented, and self-motivated character
    • Ability to work independently within rigid time constraints within a team environment
    • Excellent verbal communication and written documentation skills
    • Excellent research skills via internet, phone, networking
    • Ability to communicate with diverse populations, including foreign entities
    • Cost negotiation skills
    • Ability to generate and maintain accurate timelines associated with Purchasing and Logistics
    • Ability to shift from task to task at a fast pace
    • Ability to problem solve within a group offering on the spot insight and solutions if needed


    *If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to